Sankō Line

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Sankō Line
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KiHa 120 DMU
Overview
Type Commuter rail line
Locale Shimane and Hiroshima Prefectures
Termini Gōtsujiro Station
Miyoshi
Stations 35
Operation
Opening 1930
Owner West Japan Railway Company
Operator(s) West Japan Railway Company
Technical
Line length 108.1 kilometres (67.2 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) (narrow gauge)
Operating speed 85 kilometres per hour (53 mph)
Route map
km
0.0 GōtsuSanin Main Line
1.1 Gōtsu Honmachi
3.3 Gōtsu
7.0 Kawahira
13.9 Kawado
19.3 Tazu
22.3 Iwami Kawagoe
25.8 Shikaga
Kutsuotaki Tunnel
28.9 Inbara
Shimokuno Tunnel
32.6 Iwami Kawamoto
34.6 Kirohara
37.6 Take
39.8 Onbara
42.7 Iwami Yanaze
45.0 Akatsuka
Noi Karijōshajō
Gōnokawa River
48.1 Kasubuchi
50.1 Hamahara
Hamahara Tuunel
53.8 Sawadani
Toyamaru Tunnel
59.6 Ushio
62.8 Iwami Matsubara
Hibikidani Tunnel
68.4 Iwami Tsuga
Ōidani Tunnel
Gōnokawa River
74.8 Uzui
Shimane pref.
Gōnokawa River Hiroshima pref.
Yanagihara Tunnel
78.2 Ikawashi
↑Hiroshima pref.
Gōnokawa River
Shimane pref.↓
79.7 Kuchiba
83.2 Gōbira
84.6 Sakugiguchi Station I
84.9 Sakugiguchi
Shimane pref./Hiroshima pref.
Gōnokawa River
89.7 Kōyodo StationKōyodo
Gōnokawa River
93.3 Shikijiki
95.1 Nobuki
97.0 Tokorogi
98.4 Funasa
100.6 Nagatani
103.1 Awaya
Gōnokawa River
106.1 Ozekiyama
Basen River
Geibi Line
108.1 Miyoshi

The Sankō Line (三江線 Sankō-sen?) is a railway line of West Japan Railway Company connecting Gōtsu Shimane Prefecture and Miyoshi Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Whilst the first section opened in 1930, the line was not completed until 1975, and features 30 tunnels.

History[edit]

The Gotsu - Kawato section opened in 1930, and the line was extended progressively east, reaching Hamahara in 1937.

The Miyoshi - Shikijiki section opened in 1955 as a passenger only line, and was extended to Kuchiba in 1963, and Hamahara in 1975, completing the line.

Freight services on the Gotsu - Hamahara section ceased in 1982.

Stations[edit]

Name Between (km) Distance (km) Connections Location
Gōtsu 江津 - 0.0 JR West: San'in Main Line Gōtsu Shimane Prefecture
Gōtsu Honmachi 江津本町 1.1 1.1  
Chigane 千金 2.4 3.3  
Kawahira 川平 3.7 7.0  
Kawado 川戸 6.9 13.9  
Tazu 田津 5.4 19.3  
Iwami Kawagoe 石見川越 3.0 22.3  
Shikaga 鹿賀 3.5 25.8  
Inbara 因原 3.1 28.9   Kawamoto
Ōchi District
Iwami Kawamoto 石見川本 3.7 32.6  
Kirohara 木路原 2.0 34.6  
Take 3.0 37.6   Misato
Ōchi District
Onbara 乙原 2.2 39.8  
Iwami Yanaze 石見簗瀬 2.9 42.7  
Akatsuka 明塚 2.3 45.0  
Kasubuchi 粕淵 3.1 48.1  
Hamahara 浜原 2.0 50.1  
Sawadani 沢谷 3.7 53.8  
Ushio 5.8 59.6  
Iwami Matsubara 石見松原 3.2 62.8  
Iwami Tsuga 石見都賀 5.6 68.4  
Uzui 宇都井 6.4 74.8   Ōnan, Ōchi
Ikawashi 伊賀和志 3.4 78.2   Miyoshi, Hiroshima
Kuchiba 口羽 1.5 79.7   Ōnan, Ōchi, Shimane
Gōbira 江平 3.6 83.2  
Sakugiguchi 作木口 1.7 84.9  
Kōyodo 香淀 4.8 89.7   Miyoshi Hiroshima
Shikijiki 式敷 3.6 93.3   Akitakata
Nobuki 信木 1.8 95.1  
Tokorogi 所木 1.9 97.0  
Funasa 船佐 1.4 98.4  
Nagatani 長谷 2.2 100.6   Miyoshi
Awaya 粟屋 2.5 103.1  
Ozekiyama 尾関山 3.0 106.1  
Miyoshi 三次 2.0 108.1 JR West: Geibi Line, Fukuen Line

See also[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia